Move over Kale, there’s a new super veggie in town! Or is there???
By now, you’ve likely heard of the celery juice craze. Over the last year the price of Celery has QUADRUPLED as Celebs, Foodies and Fitness Industry folk all sing its praises. But is celery juice the new wonder food? Can it work miracles?
We first heard about Celery Juice from our younger sister, Madison who introduced us to the “Medical Medium” on Instagram (a mental health guru who SWEARS by Celery Juice). The Medical Medium shares many amazing success and healing stories, BUT we wanted to find out more before believing all the talk. A Quick Google Search provided answers to the following questions.
What is in Celery Juice?
- vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin K
What are it’s Benefits?
- promotes general bone and heart health (due to Vitamin K)
- Celery contains Bioactive Flavanoids that help to fight and prevent cancer cells.
- Helps your Gut, by balancing the bodies’ PH. This keeps your body “alkaline” and aids in digestion
- Fights oxadative stress
- Has powerful anti-inflammatory effects, due to phytosterol
- These anti-inflammatory properties can help with acid reflux, bloating, IBS, constipation, acne, eczema, and many other inflammation issues in the body.
- Aids those with High Blood Pressure (thanks to high water, Magnesium + Postassium content)
- Supports immune health (due to Vitamin C) this is especially beneficial for the immune compromised such as those undergoing chemotherapy
How Much should you Drink?
The Medical Medium suggests drink roughly 500 ml celery juice on an empty stomach each morning.
Is it just Plain Celery Juice?
Ideally, it should be fresh, plain celery juice with no other ingredients. You still need breakfast after this, but you’ll want to wait at least 30 minutes after drinking your celery juice to obtain the maximum benefits. You keep the juice straight celery so you body can focus on absorbing only the nutrients the celery provides.
What if a person simply can’t drink that much celery juice?
If you’re sensitive and 500ml is too much, you can start with a smaller amount and work your way up. Use organic celery whenever possible. regardless of if it is organic or not, be sure to wash it especially well before juicing.
After finding the answers to these frequently asked questions (some even came from you guys- thank you!) Richelle decided to start incorporating celery juice into her morning routine. Her goal was to see if it would help increase her energy levels, and help her stomach feel better. Without getting into too many details, after two cesarean sections in three years, she experienced a lot of bloating, cramping and pain in her stomach after eating, despite eating a healthy diet and maintaining an active lifestyle. She tried eliminating dairy, red meat, sugar gluten, taking probiotics, turmeric and ginger supplements and essential oils and none of these eliminations/ supplements helped. So, she was pretty open to trying celery juice!
Richelle’s juicer kicked the bucket a few years ago, so she made her first batch of celery juice with a Vitamix. It worked fine, but she still had to strain the pulp out, which added another step and made the process longer. As a busy mother of two, this was NOT ideal. SOOOO she took to instagram and asked for suggestions, and one of our lovely insta pals told her to get in touch with Neo Juicery. A quick spin around their website revealed they made plain celery juice, called the Gallagher Park (was this meant to be? Richelle used to live in Cloverdale!) and- GASP- Neo Juicery DELIVERS! Yes my friends, you read that correctly. So… now, the bigger question, would the celery juice help?
I suppose it is worth mentioning that as far as vegetables go, Celery is one of Richelle’s absolute least favourite. So her hopes in terms of the flavor factor were not high. She was pleasantly surprised however, to discover that the taste of celery juice actually wasn’t as bad as eating celery stalks.
After the first few days Richelle noticed that her stomach pains were becoming fewer and further between. Could this celery juice fad actually have some merit? She felt she needed a few more weeks to be certain.
At the beginning of the second week, she found herself having no appetite for her daily coffee fix. AND STILL FEELING HUMAN WITHOUT IT! She still had energy! She didn’t have the caffeine withdrawal headache! What? She wrote that off as a fluke. But the next day, same thing. By the end of that second week Richelle did not have on single coffee, and didn’t miss it one bit!
It has been about a month and a half now of Richelle having her morning Gallagher Park before her workout (with the exception of a few days while on vacation) and the stomach pain and irritation has been almost non existent. She finds herself more energetic than before starting, and is still going strong caffeine free! Obviously, we aren’t doctors or dieticians and this isn’t a clinical study, but so far, Richelle has only experienced benefits to consuming the celery juice.
Interested in trying it out for yourself? Head over to our instagram page to enter to win a weeks supply of the Gallagher Park from Neo Juicery. Or order for yourself and get a 15% discount at check out by using the code RICHELLE15.
Have you tried celery juice? What was your experience like? Let us know by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out on Instagram by tagging us @rivercitysisters, or using the hashtag #rivercitysisters
*This post was done in partnership with Neo Juicery. As always, the thoughts and onions expressed are our own. We are not licensed Physicians. Always consult your health care practitioner prior to making any health changes, such as juice cleanses *